Drinking water treatment

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Water purification systems at Bret Lake, Switzerland.

Content summaryEdit

Herein we first explore the subject of drinking water, focusing on the physical characteristics and the natural processes involved. Then we apply these studies to the engineering of devices to treat water so that it becomes wholesome and potable.

Learning MaterialsEdit


Drinking Water Treatment Engineering LessonsEdit

  1. Temperature
  2. Density
  3. Salinity
  4. Turbidity
  5. Chemistry
  1. Groundwater
    1. Mineral contamination
    2. Anthropogenic contamination
  2. Surface-water
  3. Desalination
  1. Conventional Filtration
    1. Agglomeration
    2. Sedimentation
    3. Filtration
  2. Microfiltration
  3. Ultrafiltration
  4. Nanofiltration

  1. Oxidation
  2. Chloramination
  3. Inactivation

Study guide:Edit

  • Physical Properties of Drinking water
  1. Wikipedia article:Temperature
  2. Wikipedia article:Density
  3. Wikipedia article:Salinity
  4. Wikipedia article:Chemistry
  • Drinking water disinfection
  1. Wikipedia article:Disinfection
  2. Wikipedia article:Sphagnum (per "Man vs. Wild")
  3. Wikipedia article:Moringa oleifera

External LinksEdit


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